Malaysians today woke up on shocking news reporting that coronavirus has gripped another two popular residential buildings in Malaysia, which raised much concern and worry especially among condominiums and flats` dwellers.
According to data reported by the Ministry of Health early this month and since the beginning of the novelty virus in Malaysia, most of the Covid-19 registered cases have contacted the virus either in a mosque or religious school, or in a residential building. Of course some people have brought the virus from outside and spread it in these buildings. The first suspects are those from tabligh cluster.
Daily reports from the health ministry shows that almost 40/% of the cases are linked to the tabligh gathering that was held in Sri Petaling Mosque on February.
The health ministry yesterday announced that 15 people living in residential buildings along Jalan Masjid India, namely Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion, have been tested positive for the COVID-19.
These two buildings have almost 365 units, plus many business premises, where thousands of people live.
On March 31, Malaysia reported 17 cases from other residential buildings, in Menara City One Jalan Munshi Abdullah, which comprise 502 apartments inhabited by more than 3,200 people.
These residential areas have been declared as a red zone and have been put under stricter, Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).
Under EMCO` s stricter measures, people of these areas are not allowed to go out from their houses nor can outsiders enter these areas, and they have to undergo mandatory screenings, until the order is lifted.
Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the government has made the decision to impose EMCO in these areas following the number of people infected with COVID-19.
Even though people are now following the MCO instructions and staying at home, they are worried the virus can reach until their homes.